Milani Cosmetics Is Back In Singapore, Here's What To Expect | Clozette


Beauty trends and releases are cyclical. They come and go but when they do return, they arrive with much fanfare. Which is why we were very excited when we learned that cult favourite L.A. cosmetics brand Milani is finally back in Singapore. Its mission, however, is timeless: beauty justice for all. A popular drugstore brand, Milani established itself as a label to watch out for due to its luxury-quality makeup without the luxury price. Its following is as diverse as its colour selection, garnering fans ranging from beauty editors, influencers, and real people all over the globe.


Milani Singapore Launch

Left: The Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation Sticks at the SG launch; Right: The diverse models of Milani at the launch


As always, the question with every promising beauty brand is: which product should I try first? Here we detail Milani’s bestselling products and what you can expect from them.


Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation


Milani Liquid Foundation

Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation in 02A Creamy Natural, SGD21.70/~USD16


This 29-shade award-winning foundation is oil-free and water-resistant while offering a lightweight but long-lasting full coverage. The drip pump dispenser ensures no-mess when using this product.

Conceal + Perfect Foundation Stick


Milani Foundation Stick

Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation Stick in 280 Nutmeg, SGD21.70/~USD16


The handy foundation stick is a travel-friendly option. The formula is creamy with a full-coverage finish but blends seamlessly into the skin. It contains bamboo powder that helps control shine and lily extract that diminishes the look of pores.


Conceal + Perfect Longwear Concealer



Milani Conceal + Perfect Longwear Concealer in 100 Pure Ivory, SGD19.50/~USD14


This creamy, full coverage and water-resistant concealer can hold up until 12 hours. It has vitamin E that helps replenish skin’s moisture.



Bold Colour Statement Matte Lipstick


Milani Matte Lipstick

Milani Bold Colour Statement Matte Lipstick in 16 I Am Fierce, SGD15.15/~USD11


The lipstick’s highly pigmented formula offers superior, bold colour while lasting more than eight hours. Monoi oil helps keep lips soft and smooth with a comfortable matte finish.


Amore Satin Matte Lip Crème

Milani Liquid Lipstick

Milani Amore Satin Matte Lip Crème in 01 Lavish, SGD19.50/~USD14


The buttery-soft cream glides on easily with a suede matte finish. It has shea butter and soybean oil to hydrate the lips, while the primer in the formula fills in lines for a smooth look.



Rose Powder Blush


Milani Rose Blush

Milani Rose Powder Blush in Tea Rose, SGD19.50/~USD14


This beautiful rose-shaped blush is highly pigmented to accentuate your cheeks. Shimmery shades highlight while matte shades contour, delivering a soft, natural finish. It also contains Rosa Canina Fruit Oil to help nourish the skin.


Luminoso Glow Shimmering Palette


Milani Face Palette

Milani Luminoso Glow Shimmering Palette, SGD36.45/~USD27


This convenient colour palette features a highlight shade, a contour shade, and a blush shade. The cool and warm-toned hues are designed to flatter a variety of complexions. The colour is blendable and buildable for a natural or more intense radiance as desired.



Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter


Milani Powder Highlighter

Milani Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter, SGD23.85/~USD17


The silky smooth, light-reflecting powder lends a subtle iridescent glow to the face. The hues complement a wide range of skin tones with a stunning holographic effect.


All of Milani’s makeup are vegan and cruelty-free and made for women of all ethnicities, backgrounds, and ages. With Singapore having its own colourful backdrop of cultures, Milani’s return is the perfect complement to the city's diverse women.


Milani cosmetics will be available exclusively at selected Watsons stores and at the Watsons website.


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Let’s face it: the idea of using needles for skincare is still quite unpleasant. While injectable fillers and derma rollers yield pretty great results, a new addition to "needle skincare" has emerged — but in a non-invasive way. Curious to know how it works? Keep reading below.


What is needle skincare?


Needle Skincare


Needle skincare contains certain ingredients in their formulation that work the same way as microneedling or botox. If you're not familiar, microneedling is a process where slight wounds are created on the skin surface in order to produce more collagen and elastin. Other "under the needle" practises include botox (injections that treat wrinkles by "freezing" muscles), dermal fillers (hyaluronic acid injections for plumper lips and cheeks), and vampire facials (where blood is drawn from you and processed to use as a mask-like treatment). But whereas these procedures require a separate device, needle skincare claims to produce similar results with a product you apply topically.

Why should I go for Needle Skincare?




Those scared of needles might not do so well with procedures that require them. And because they're physical procedures, they do come with a bit of pain. Bleeding, swelling and redness are only some of the side effects for patients. It’s also not recommended for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have diabetes or a weak immune system as they might experience post-treatment infection. Needle skincare is a way to "try" the procedure for its benefits, minus the scary side effects. 


What products would you recommend for Needle Skincare?


Here are brands that claim to have the needle's benefits in their products.


Dr. Brandt


Dr. Brandt Lip Plumper


Dr. Brandt Needles No More, SGD116/~USD85 (beautybay.com)


The topical version of a lip filler, Dr. Brandt's lip cream plumps and volumises lips. It contains nourishing butters and oils deliver hydration while encouraging tissue regeneration to thicken lips and smooth lip lines. 



Nip + Fab

Nip and Fab No Needle Serum

Nip + Fab No Needle Fix Serum, SGD35/~USD26 (nipandfab.com)


Nip and Fab's plumping and volumising serum uses CellActive® - FORM to fill in fine lines. It has oat extract that smooths and firms skin, and casia angustifolia seed hydrates and softens. 


Private Doctor


Private Doctor Minus Serum

Private Doctor Minus Serum, SGD67/~USD49 (sephora.com)


Private Doctor’s Minus Serum features ID Sculpt Technology which makes use of micro-tingling spicules or microscopic needles derived from a hydrolysed sponge. These enable better absorption of the active ingredient, Sodium Deoxycholate Complex, which helps remove excess fat and cellulite, replacing them with collagen. The result: a bright, smooth, and sculpted visage.



Starskin


Starskin Micro-Filler Mask Pack

Starskin Micro-Filler Mask Pack, SGD49/~35.77 (selfridges.com)


Starskin's mask contains a hyaluronic acid micro-pyramid filler and anti-inflammatory probiotics to address signs of ageing. It combines the power of microneedling with stem-cell cosmetics to firm and rejuvenate the skin.


Zit Sticka


Zit Sticka Killa

Zit Sticka Killa™ Kit, SGD39/~USD29 (zitsticka.com)


Zit Sticka’s Killa™ Kit is an instant treatment for zits, especially the nasty ones that seem to hide under the skin. The zit patch features a microdart technology that dispenses pimple-fighting ingredients into the skin within two hours. The darts are actually freeze-dried hyaluronic acid mixed with the active solution and dissolve when worn.


(Cover photos from: @private.doctor and Zit Sticka)


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Did you know that the skin on our armpits is just as sensitive — if not more sensitive — than that on our face? It’s true! Plus, our hygiene and cleaning habits, such as the hair removal process we use and the deodorants we put on also affect its colour and more. Which makes us ask: Are you giving the skin you have there the same loving you give your face? If not, it’s time to rethink it. Ahead, we share why you need a skincare routine for your underarms.


They need gentle cleaning


While we do wash our underarms with soap when we shower or take a bath, it’s worth noting that they need a little more gentleness. So removing the remnants of the day with the help of a gentle cleanser is important. After that, make sure you don’t wipe it off dry and instead use patting motions with your towel.

They need balanced pH


The same way the skin on your face has pH levels, the skin on the underarms have them as well. And while a pH imbalance in the area may not lead to acne like on the face, it can make it become a breeding ground for odour-causing bacteria. So make sure you maintain the area’s pH balance after cleansing with the help of a toner.


Underarms need special care.

They need to have renewed skin


We clean that part of our body but with our use of deodorants, there’s bound to be product build-up. Counter this by making sure you reveal renewed skin in the area through exfoliation. But instead of scrubs that have beads — remember those? — opt for gentler options that work just as well.



They need extra lovin’


Like the skin on the face, you need to moisturise the one on the underarms in order to keep it soft and smooth. But in some cases, you need to help it a bit more. With the things we do daily, the underarms are prone to rub together and that motion can lead to it being darker than you’d want. So if it needs a bit of brightening, we say give it extra care.




For armpits you’ll be more than confident to raise anytime and anywhere, follow exfoliation with an effective brightening cream like the HimeCoto Shiro Waki Hime Night Pack. Made with water-soluble placenta extract, it prevents underarm discolouration and brightens marks that are already there. It also has artichoke extract and vitamin E that moisturise the skin.

Use the HimeCoto Shiro Waki Hime Night Pack regularly


Plus, it also has Glycyrrhizin Acid 2k that soothes the skin, especially after shaving or waxing.

Simply apply a layer of the cream on your armpits and leave it on overnight. Et voila! You’ll wake up to underarms that are brighter and smoother. Plus, you can use it on other parts of the body that you feel need some brightening, too, like the knees or elbow. It’s definitely a multi-tasking product that gives multiple results.



The HimeCoto Shiro Waki Hime Night Pack is available in all SaSa Malaysia outlets.

Wanna try it? Get a chance to win one when you join our giveaway here.


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